Hats off to Osheaga
The ninth edition of this major new music event won Festival of the Year at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry gala in Toronto.
Its competitors in this category were prestigious events such as the Montréal Jazz festival and Toronto’s Digital Dreams. A major gathering of music fans, which draws big names in new music as well as emerging artists, Osheaga has now earned the honour for the third straight year.
The 2014 edition brought together such artists as Outkast, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lorde, Foster the People, Lykke Li and Montrealers Half Moon Run and Chromeo. In all, more than 90 groups took the stage at Parc Jean-Drapeau before an audience of thousands, there to discover and enjoy a diverse musical program.
The musical celebration attracts music lovers from around North America, while acting as both a showcase and springboard for participating artists.
Osheaga’s popularity is growing, and the organization is promising an even more stellar show for its 10th anniversary, slated for July 31 to August 2, 2015.